Constancio has an auto repair shop and has made a living from this activity for a long time. Through his hard work he has managed to equip his shop, which is now one of the most popular shops among drivers in the El Tejar neighborhood. Constancio lives in a rented apartment, but wants to have his own house—that is why he works from morning until night so that he can save money. He puts in his maximum effort in order to have a better future, which will include starting a family. Constancio first learned his trade while working as an assistant when he was very young. He began working with the Unión La Portada solidarity group and the Emprender organization because he could take out an individual loan, and this is the seventh loan cycle in which he has not fallen behind in his payments; over time he has made sufficient progress so that he can now purchase a vehicle in order to increase his income. He will use the money from the loan to purchase packages of various springs in bulk. Constancio is very grateful to the organization for the help it has provided.
El señor Constancio tiene un taller de muelleria y trabaja hace mucho tiempo en esta actividad, con mucho esfuerzo logro equipar su taller y ahora es uno de los mas requeridos por los choferes de la zona El Tejar. El señor vive en alquiler y su deseo es tener su propia vivienda por eso trabaja desde la mañana hasta la noche para poder ahorrar dinero. El señor se esfuerza al máximo para tener un mejor futuro cuando logre formar una familia. Don Constancio aprendió esta actividad trabajando primero como ayudante desde muy niño. Con la institución comenzó a trabajar en el grupo solidario Unión La Portada por motivo de viaje se independizo para sacar un credito individual y esta séptima renovación con cero días de atraso con los años se nota el progreso puesto que esta a punto de comprarse una movilidad para tener mas ingresos, con el dinero del credito comprara paquetes de muelles por cantidad y variedad, esta muy agradecido con la institucion por el apoyo brindado.
Emprender has been working in Bolivia since 1999. It is dedicated to becoming a key tool in the development of its clients and the improvement of their quality of life. Operating in three of Bolivia’s major cities – La Paz, Cochabamba, and Santa Cruz – Emprender offers both urban and rural clients the opportunity to obtain financial products tailored to fit their needs and businesses. These products include housing loans, salary loans, “opportunity” (short-term) loans, and higher education loans. To better the quality of life for its clients and non-clients through non-financial services, Emprender offers free medical consultations and health classes given by trained doctors.